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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is a lovely however it asks for no admission but would like a suggested donation of £6 then goes on to ask for £3 permit to take photos within the Cathedral. Instead of saying there is no admission charge just a suggested donation of £6 I suggest they charge £9 in total for admission

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had never seen scissor arches before and they are really something else! Cannot believe that they are so old and were made for practical purposes.

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Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We found the whole cathedral most beautyful and also the vikars close and the chapter house. An unforgettable work of art.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

popped into wells for an afternoon (was staying in glastonbury). took a quick look at the outside of the cathedral and then decided to go in. Please note, family and I are in no way religious, but we do like stunning architecture - and this place has that in spades. A good look round - we found some very early... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

As you walk up to this cathedral you can't help but think 'Wow!' This is a stunning Cathedral, quite small compared to others but this just adds to it's charm. I stayed for choral evensong which sounded amazing. It's free to enter but recommend a donation of £6 which I did not mind paying to maintain this beautiful building.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

When staying in Glastonbury in July I took the bus to Wells one afternoon. I needed to shop some medicines that can't be bought for love nor money in Norway at Holland&Barrett :-) and in Wells there was a store. I'd always wanted to visit Wells when in Glastonbury earlier years but never had the opportunity, it looked such a... More

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

like the rest of Wells the cathederal only seems to be visited by people "in the know". The building is every bit as inspirational as some of the better known cathedrals in the UK with a fraction of the visitors. Ditto the city of Wells itself

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Never been to Wells so had no idea what to expect. I was totally surprised at how the big the cathedral is. As we were staying close by we visited twice. Wells is a very popular place and the cathedral got quite busy. There is no entrance fee but there is a donation box, suggested amount £5 but of course... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this amazing Cathedral while visiting the area. Had no idea of it's existence or that Wells was a city lying in the slopes of the the Mendip Hills of Somerset, with a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Other reviews outline the Cathedral's history, however, we felt that this Cathedral surpassed the others. Apparently, wells, which... More

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Chester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

No one should miss this, I always take visitors to see this gem. As you enter you are overwhelmed by the sheer size of the interior. If you can, attend a service and hear the Cathedral Choir, England at it's best and as a current ex pat one of the things I miss most. Read the Stones below your feed... More

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